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Condolences for Mother Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela

To the Family of Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela Mandela

I extend my heartfelt condolences to the Family of our beloved Sister and Mother, Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela Mandela.

Sister Mandela was not only the Mother of South Africa, but was the Mother of all progressive peoples across the globe!  We must understand this fact clearly!  I am a Muslim of African and First Nations descent born in America and I can tell you that I consider Sister Winnie as one of my own family members, just as I do the great El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz--Malcolm X!  We love her for her strength, her tenacity, patience, and endurance in the face of one of the most egregious regimes in the history of mankind--the South African Apartheid Regime!  Mother Mandela has only passed from us on the physical plane, but she lives in our hearts and minds.  She will always live there and she will continue to inspire us.  Long live Mother Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela Mandela, one of the truly great leaders of our time!

Sincerely,

Muhammad Ali Alula Al-Hashimi, PhD
Professor
Islamic Studies and Economics
Euclid University
(Pole Universitaire Euclide)
The Gambia, West Africa